Virgin Money London Marathon

Join Team Red Cross in the world-famous Virgin Money London Marathon.

Lady holding up her medal after completing the London marathon.

28 April 2019


Minimum age:
18 years old or over
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For all enquiries please get in touch with the Events team by email at or by phone on 0344 412 2877

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You can apply for one of our places by completing our application form.

Prefer not to fundraise?

You can guarantee your place in the event with a one-off donation of £2,500 without any need for you to secure additional sponsorship. This fee is non-refundable.

If you are not a resident of the UK please do not complete a registration form but contact us to discuss your application.

x £2500.00

About the event

A marathon is the ultimate running challenge as well as a highly rewarding and memorable experience. The London Marathon is one of the most famous runs in the world. Travel through the streets of London past some of the most spectacular sites in the capital. These include Buckingham Palace, the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. 

Why run with the British Red Cross?

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes. We’re part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, and we believe in the power of kindness. Every step you take and every pound you raise will help fund this work

As part of Team Red Cross you will be supported through every part of your event preparation. Our national events team will be on-hand to encourage you with your fundraising, answer any questions you have and to thank you for all of your hard work.

You will also receive:

  • a fundraising pack full of tips and advice to help you reach your sponsorship target
  • dedicated support , including training plans
  • a British Red Cross running vest
  • people cheering for you at points along the route
  • an exclusive invitation for you,  your friends and family to our VIP post-race party. You will receive a massage and private shower room to refresh, and delicious food and soft drinks to refuel in a five-star location. We think it's the best post-race party in town!
  • the opportunity to win fantastic prizes, including spending the night before the marathon in a five-star London hotel
  • an evening reception with other Team Red Cross runners before the event with expert speakers
  • updates on the work of the British Red Cross in the UK and overseas.